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MSI Gaming N760 TF 4GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
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Pros: Great value for the money!

Cons: Installation instructions were lacking any sort of detail. Had to research internet blogs for challenges I came across.

Other Thoughts: Gotta remember, this is a mid range card in price but it pushes upper middle for quality in gameplay. I bought this card for one reason, to play battlefield 4. My built in Radeon 7650 would technically play the game on low settings in a small window but I wanted more. Not that much more that I was willing to spend $500 to $1000 on a card. This n760 was a great compromise. I can now run full screen at 1920x1080 (using the old HD 3D 24" PlayStation TV) in high settings with 45-60 fps. I can turn on the built in OC and go to ultra setting but the fps drops 30-39 in full large conquest maps. But that is more than I expected. It really lets you see the game as it was intended to be played. Its fun to switch between the settings and see the different detail change. Its dramatic! The BF4 system test consistently rates it mediocre but that translated to 60fps at high...Ill take that for $299! Installation was a problem. The instructions consisted four pictures and a paragraph of text that was not helpful. Here is what you need to know: If you have certain win8 towers (mine is HP p7-1534) you get a blank screen when powering up after install. Took me 4 hours to test PSU, PCIe slot, cables etc. Turns out there is a bios setting in win 8 called secure boot that prohibits boot upon installation of some new hardware of which this is one. Digging though tons of blogs I found out about this. f10 at boot, security, secure boot turn off and also turn on legacy in same screen. problem solved. I also needed to upgrade the power supply, I went with EVGA 600B as it had the required 6 and 6+2 PCIe power cables as well as the additional power. Runs the card great for $60. The constant utilities and driver support from MSI/NVidia is always a selling point and it just looks awesome! Very please with the performance...MSI, get better install instructions with FAQ including win 8 secure boot and such known issues!
PS the HDMI will send the PC sound through to the monitor if you have built in speakers like mine. Just change the output device to the card in the mixer settings and set as default. DVI does not.

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Display Name: Eric K.

Date Joined: 03/19/10

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